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VOLUME 22 NUMBER 4 April 2005
Information Today
The Newspaper for Users and Producers of Electronic Information Services
Paving the Way for Educated Consumers

Vice chairman Jim McGinty shares his views on the past, present, and future of CIG.
by Barbara Brynko
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International Report
Recent Developments in China

With 1.3 billion people and one-fifth of the world's total population, China already welcomed more than 90 million users to the Web. And the number is growing.
by Jim Ashling
Page 1
Legal Trends
Patenting the Internet

With portions of information technology now under patent protection, there's a new line emerging between private and public domain.
by George Pike
Page 1


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Up Front with Barbara Quint
Bookblogs or Blogbooks? Are New Content Formats on the Way?
bq confesses that the Google Print/Library continues to fascinate her.

Page 7

NewsBreak Update
Spring Ahead on New Tools and Technologies

by Paula J. Hane

Page 7

Focus on Publishing
NIH's Embattled Policy

Robin Peek explores the ins and outs of the final Public Access Implementation Plan.

Page 17

Internet Waves
Why Do They Keep Doing That?

Shirley Duglin Kennedy uncovers some of our pet peeves about Web sites.

Page 17

Legal Issues
Freedom of Information?

George Pike uncovers what material the government actually will and won't let us see.

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Database Review
BUDDIE Recognizes Quiet Quality
Mick O'Leary pays tribute to the Cleveland Public Library, winner of the 2005 BUDDIE Award.
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Quick Question
by Dick Kaser

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Letter to the Editor Page 16
by Gib Robbie
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Product News & Reviews Page 29
People Line & the Executive Profile Page 33
On the Road
The Research Edge

Donald T. Hawkins offers an overview of the season's choicest conferences.
Page 34
Report from the Field
Content, Global Information Architecture Key to Sixth Annual ASIST Conference
The theme of Crossing Boundaries led the way for this group of international practitioners and academics alike.
by Alice Klingener
Page 35
Report from the Field
The State of the Industry: NFAIS Targets the Battle for Mindshare

"The user" becomes the focus of attention for a cross-section of industry professionals, librarians, and entrepreneurs.
by Barbara Brynko
Page 36
Report from the Field
Leading the Way in Tampa

SLA's Leadership Summit (previously known as the Winter Meeting) opens the door to leadership, information, and inspiration.
by Marydee Ojala
Page 38

Conference Calendar

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Cover Notes
Book Review
Don't Hesitate to Collaborate
Collaborative Electronic Resource Management: From Acquisitions to Assessment
by Joan E. Conger
reviewed by Gwen M. Gregory
Page 40
In Other Words
'April Showers Bring ...'

A look inside Information Today, Inc.'s other publications
by Lauree Padgett
Page 41
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The Ringtone Phenomenon
by Thomas Pack

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Learn What You Don't Know

by Reid Goldsborough

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Sports, Steroids, and Scandals

by David King

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